TV’s Hottest Dramas, Reality, And Comedies Fire Up Global’s New 2019-2020 Primetime Lineup
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May 30, 2019
TV’S HOTTEST DRAMAS, REALITY, AND COMEDIES FIRE UP GLOBAL’S NEW 2019-2020 PRIMETIME LINEUP
L.A.-Screening Standouts Prodigal Son and Evil Join Global’s Drama Slate alongside New Amsterdam, FBI, 9-1-1, and More This Fall
The Final Season of Modern Family and Sophomore Season of Single Parents Find a New Home on Global
New Comedies The Unicorn and Carol’s Second Act Pair Up with Superstore and The Good Place
Canadian YouTube Star Lilly Singh Headlines New Late-Night Show A Little Late with Lilly Singh
Newly Acquired Series Tommy, FBI: Most Wanted, and Broke Join Canadian Original Series Departure, Nurses, and Big Brother Canada in 2020
Toronto, Canada – Global is pulling back the curtain on its vibrant and diverse 2019-2020 lineup of extraordinary television. Featuring 12 new series for the broadcast year, including eight new primetime series, one new daytime talk show, one new late-night series, and a landmark comedy taking its final bow on Global, the network offers Canadians a full-service platform for the hottest shows on TV in every genre, anytime they want it.
“Global is firing on all cylinders to deliver Canadians the year’s most dynamic offering of premium content on network television,” said Daniel Eves, Senior Vice President of TV Networks, Corus Entertainment. “Together and with our studio partners, we’ve built a powerful schedule of established hits and new series with diverse themes, plots, and characters.”
Last fall, Global delivered another must-watch season of TV, growing its core primetime audience by 17% for A25-54 and 18% amongst millennials*. Increasing its presence in the Top 20 programs, the network looks ahead to a new fall schedule that combines seven new primetime series with 15 solid returning hits. From thrilling dramas to witty comedies, and late-night specials by Hollywood’s boldest and brightest creators, Global’s fall 2019 lineup welcomes a new roster of stars headlining the schedule including:
- Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex) and Tom Payne (The Walking Dead) in new crime thriller Prodigal Son
- Ed O’Neill (Married… with Children), Sofía Vergara (Hot Pursuit,) and Julie Bowen (Tangled: The Series) in the final season of the Golden Globe® winning series Modern Family
- Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) and Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live) in the sophomore season of comedy Single Parents
- Walton Goggins (Justified) in new single-camera comedy The Unicorn
- Three-time EMMY® Award winner Patricia Heaton (The Middle) and Canadians Jean-Luc Bilodeau (Baby Daddy) and Sabrina Jalees (Baroness Von Sketch Show) along with Ito Aghayere (The Blacklist) and Kyle MacLachlan (Portlandia) in new sitcom Carol’s Second Act
- Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip) as host of the new revival of Kids Say the Darndest Things
- Katja Herbers (Westworld) and Mike Colter (Luke Cage) in psychological mystery Evil
- Canadian digital sensation Lilly Singh in new late-night show A Little Late with Lilly Singh
- Tamron Hall (Today) as host of her very own new daytime talk show Tamron Hall
MEDIA NOTE: Complete descriptions of Global’s new fall series available for download here.
These new series join Global’s award-winning, crowd-pleasing returning hits like 9-1-1, New Amsterdam, FBI, Survivor, The Good Place, S.W.A.T, SEAL Team, the NCIS franchise, and more. In the words of The Good Place’s Eleanor Shellstrop, “holy forking shirtballs!”
Global kicks off the week with an all-new Monday night lineup, including Season 3 of spring’s Top 10 hit 9-1-1, leading into one of the most-buzzed about new series, crime thriller Prodigal Son, and closes the night with legal drama Bull.
Last year’s Tuesday night drama lineup delivered impressive audiences and will remain intact with franchise heavyweights NCIS: New Orleans and NCIS, paired with the sophomore seasons of last fall’s breakout hits including Top 20 series FBI and last fall’s #1 new drama New Amsterdam.
The #1 reality series Survivor returns for an epic 39th season, while the final season of Modern Family and the sophomore season of Single Parents find a new home on Global. Wednesday wraps up with Top 20 series S.W.A.T, which grew its audience year-over-year.
Comedy reigns on Thursday night with Global’s new two-hour comedy block beginning with quirky comedy Superstore, followed by new single-camera The Unicorn, then cult darling The Good Place, leading into new multi-camera sitcom Carol’s Second Act. The night concludes with the new, psychological mystery drama Evil.
As a rock-solid night for the network, Friday’s established hit Hawaii Five-0 starts the night followed by crime drama The Blacklist, and military drama SEAL Team.
EMMY® Award-winning and Canada’s #1 late-night show for millennials and A25-54, Saturday Night Live returns for an astounding 45th season.
Global ends the week with the revival of family favourite, Kids Say The Darndest Things, joining Sunday night staples NCIS: Los Angeles and the final season of political drama Madam Secretary.
Fall 2019 also offers new daytime talk show Tamron Hall which will air weekdays, while late-night welcomes a new face with Canadian digital sensation Lilly Singh in A Little Late With Lilly Singh.
Heading into 2020, Global’s schedule is loaded with new Canadian content, fresh acquired series, and audience-favourite returning hits. Top 20 series MacGyver moves later this season, along with comedies Will & Grace and Man With a Plan. Canada’s most infamous televised social experiment, Big Brother Canada is also back with an all-new season of scheming, backstabbing, and outrageous drama. Joining the 2020 lineup is another group of notable A-listers including:
- EMMY® Award winner Archie Panjabi and Oscar® winner Christopher Plummer headline the thrilling six-part original event series Departure
- Canadian ensemble cast including Tiera Skovbye (Riverdale), Natasha Calis (The Possession), Jordan Johnson-Hinds (Blindspot), Sandy Sidhu (Home Before Dark), and Donald MacLean Jr. (Workin’ Moms)star in original series Nurses
- EMMY® Award winner Edie Falco (The Sopranos) in the new police drama Tommy from Paul Attanasio (co-creator of Bull)
- Jaime Camil (Jane The Virgin) and Pauley Perrette (NCIS) star in the comedy Broke, from EMMY® Award winning producer Alex Herschlag (Will & Grace) and executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman (Charmed, Jane The Virgin)
- Julian McMahon (Runaways) starring in FBI: Most Wanted, the new spinoff of Global’s FBI from EMMY® Award winner Dick Wolf and the team behind the Law & Order franchise
Viewers can stream all of Global’s content on the Global TV App available on iOS, Apple TV, Android, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku. To unlock Global’s entire lineup, viewers can sign in to the Global TV App with their TV service provider credentials to access full episodes and exclusive clips anytime. For more information, visit GlobalTV.com.
Sources: Numeris PPM Data, Total Canada, FL’18 (Sep 17 – Dec 23/18) 3+ airings vs. FL17 (Sep 11 – Dec 17/17) 4+ airings, AMA(000), CDN CONV ENG National Networks, A25-54 unless otherwise stated, Millennials=A23-38//Spring’19 STD (Jan 7 – Apr 28/19), 3+ airings
*Core Primetime Growth: FL’18 (Sep 17 – Dec 23/18) vs. Same Weeks YoY (Sep 18 – Dec 24/17), M-Su 8p-11p, A25-54, Millennials=A23-38, AMA(000)
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